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by Olha Pelishok last modified 2011-11-29
Released on 2011-11-26 by David Glick, Martin Aspeli for Plone 3.0, Plone 4.0, Plone 4.1 under GPL - GNU General Public License available for All platforms.
Software development stage: stable
Integrates the Dexterity content type system into Plone.

This package integrates the Dexterity content type system into the Plone content management system. contains code to handle four major areas of concern:

  • Dexterity Types control panel
  • Default behaviors
  • Installation of dependencies
  • Backports of several upstream changes

Dexterity Types control panel

Installing this package adds a control panel called "Dexterity Content Types". This control panel allows you to:

  • Add and remove Dexterity content types
  • Modify the schema of a Dexterity content type
  • Assign behaviors to a Dexterity content type

Default behaviors

Several behaviors are included that can be enabled for a content type to make it behave similarly to a standard ATContentTypes-based content type. These behaviors can be enabled via the Behaviors tab for a type in the Dexterity Types control panel, or via the behaviors setting on the type's FTI in portal_types in the ZMI.

Dublin Core metadata (
This behavior includes the standard Dublin Core metadata fields. Enabling it is equivalent to enabling the Basic Metadata, Categorization, Effective Range, and Ownership behaviors.
Basic Metadata (
Includes title and description fields.
Categorization (
Includes subject and language fields.
Effective Range (
Includes effective date and expiration date fields.
Ownership (
Includes creator, contributor, and copyright fields.
Related Items (
Includes a z3c.relationfield-based related items field.
Name From Title (
Items with this behavior enabled will automatically get an id based on their title when the item is saved for the first time.
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